Property Tax Breaks For Belleville,
Quinte West and Prince
Edward County Residents
City of Belleville is offering a property tax
credit for recipients of Ontario Disability Support Program
(ODSP) and/or low income seniors who own their home.
Application may be made to the City for a $200 credit towards
the September property tax installment. Applications are
available at City Hall, the local Ministry of Community and
Social Services Office or at our clinic's Belleville office.
This is a program which started in 2006, and the deadline
is usually August 30. The City may extend this deadline
if you ask in writing when you submit your application.
This is an annual program, so watch for applications to become
available each year and be sure to submit your request before
the end of August in each year.
Municipality of Quinte West also has a program offering a $200 property tax
deferral to seniors, low income or disabled residents.
Prince Edward County also has a similar program
to defer tax increases for low income property owners. You must
apply by September 30 each year. (All deferred taxes must
be paid in full upon the sale of the property or any registered
change in title.)
Contact your municipality to see if they have similar programs
Belleville Residents: You can
download the application forms for both programs from the
property tax page of the
City of Belleville website.
Click on the
General Application forms link. ODSP recipients should
select "ODSP Property Tax Credit Application"
from the list. If you are a senior, select "Senior
Property Tax Rebate Application."
For more information on either program, you can
call the City of Belleville's Taxation Department at
Municipality of Quinte West Residents: You need to
pick up the application form at the Municipality office, 7 Creswell Drive,
Trenton. Call 613-392-2841 for more info.
To learn more about property tax relief for residences built or modified to accommodate seniors or
persons with disabilities, visit
(chapter 7.1) of the
Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
(scroll down to "Property Tax Relief for Residences Built or
Modified to Accommodate Seniors or Persons with Disabilities").
This site provides general information
only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice.
Please call us or a lawyer in your area for advice on your particular
situation. Visit the
Legal Aid Ontario site to find a clinic in your area.